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Inter Pares, which means "among equals" in Latin, is dedicated to promoting international social justice. In Canada and overseas, we support people's struggles for peace, justice, and equality; their efforts to challenge structural obstacles for change; and their alternative development approaches.

Help us fight mining injustices here and abroad
Open for Justice

Can you believe Sefwi farmers in Ghana are still fighting to obtain fair compensation from a Canadian gold firm a decade after their farms were destroyed to make way for the mine? Let’s put an end to situations like this. Inter Pares is currently raising money to help fight such injustices. Your donations will support the Sefwi farmers in their efforts to obtain justice; sustain the work of our counterpart Third World Network-Africa to improve mining industry regulation and enforcement and help us continue working with Canadians to hold unscrupulous Canadian mining firms accountable.

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Whose land? Our land! A tour to denounce landgrabs

From March 28th to April 6th, Inter Pares co-hosted a West African delegation to Canada of researchers, activists, and farmers. The delegation raised awareness of large-scale land acquisitions - "landgrabs" - that are taking place in West Africa on an alarming scale. The tour included a public event in Montreal, meetings with farmers in rural Quebec, a seminar with Canadian researchers, as well as several meetings with policy makers in Ottawa.

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Health and humanity: the struggle for universal healthcare
Série de conférences annuelles 2014

On April 28th, join us at our Annual Speaker Series – an evening of thought-provoking discussion about challenges and successes in the battle for universal healthcare in Canada and the Philippines.

Mike McBane and Dr. Junice Melgar, two leading activists, will share their reflections and experiences in the access to quality healthcare.

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Irene Fernandez: death of a long-term Malaysian activist
Irene Fernandez

Inter Pares is deeply saddened by the death of Irene Fernandez, Malaysian activist and long-time Inter Pares collaborator. Irene was a tireless campaigner for the rights of migrant workers and refugees, starting and leading several advocacy organizations despite facing consistent government harassment for her work. In 1991, she founded Tenaganita (“Women’s Force”) to confront abuses of women migrant workers, and which now coordinates Inter Pares support to Burmese refugees in Malaysia. In 2005 she received the international Right Livelihood Award, often called “the alternative Nobel prize”.

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Building Peaceful Futures

Las Pavas

Photo: Fundación Chasquis

Las Pavas: The struggle for land

Few of the hundred and twenty-three families living in the community of Las Pavas, in Colombia’s department of Bolivar, have known anything but war and displacement. Political violence forced them to flee their communities and resettle here in the late 1990s. Daring to plant roots again, this time on a parcel of land long abandoned by its owner (a relative of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar), the families began to make the land productive, planting cassava, plantains, rice, and corn.

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